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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 183

    A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS

    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE VENUS
    CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Inspired by the Capitoline Venus, depicted nude, standing with her weight on her left leg, her right bent at the knee, her left hand positioned over her pudendum, her hair center parted, swept up in sections and tied in a chignon, surmounted by a high crescentic diadem decorated with a palmette and rosettes, her eyes with recessed pupils, the brows merging with her slender nose
    9¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    English Private Collection.
    Eric Korner, Esq., United Kingdom, early 1960s.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 28 April 2004, lot 278.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A COLORADO PRIVATE COLLECTOR